Date: 24th July 2015 at 9:18am
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The loss of Filipe Morais to a training ground injury ahead of our pre-season defeat on Tuesday was a worry, it’ll now be a major concern following the news Phil Parkinson had shared with Official Website following our two-one loss at Guiseley.

At the time Morais was not only a worry to miss Bradford’s start the season Parkinson was already ‘fearing the worst’ for the Portuguese winger, saying.

‘It is a big blow for us.

‘Yesterday (Monday) was a low day down at the training ground given that one of our key players had just got injured.

‘We have a scan for Filipe tomorrow (Wednesday) but we are obviously fearing the worst.

‘We will keep our fingers crossed, however, it isn’t as bad as it first looks.’

Unconfirmed reports had said Morais’ training ground injury could be serious enough to keep for the whole of the 2015/16 season! Those were confirmed by the worst fears on Thursday with him considered ‘extremely doubtful to play a prominent role’ this season.

His anterior cruciate knee ligament injury will keep him out for six-nine-months!

Would Morais have been involved in our two-one defeat at Guiseley? That’s doubtful anyway as Parkinson field no fewer than nine trialists and five scholars so I wouldn’t have though so, new signings Jon Lewis, Luke James and Mark Marshall played, and impressed.

On that game Parkinson added.

‘It was a great pitch to play on and a great attendance in the ground.

‘I felt we did well if you look at the team we put out. We certainly had very little time to work with that team.

‘It was a creditable display and result from the lads when you consider that Guiseley had a strong team out.

‘It was only really in the second period when we made changes that we started to look a bit vulnerable at the back.’

Parkinson also revealed a game on Tuesday at Whitby Town will be part of our pre-season schedule with Steve Davies set to be involved following his return to training with him of the opinion that he ‘felt we needed to add another fixture to our pre-season.’


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